Why We Like It
Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, PhDs, are our favorite relationship experts. Their program is the most practical, rewarding relationship-improvement experience we’ve encountered — and the only one we’ve given the Experience Life seal of approval.
It’s empowering. Although Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks are both practicing psychologists, they don’t go in for the conventional “dredge-up-old-wounds” approach. Instead, they take a creative, solutions-focused route that feels good — and produces good results — right from the start.
It’s straightforward. No mumbo jumbo or psychobabble here. The program goes straight to the root causes of common conflict-sparking patterns (such as blame and criticism, sexuality and intimacy issues, differing approaches to parenting and finances), and offers tangible ways of transforming them.
It’s smart. Tools like the Blame Eliminator and Commitment Clarifier deliver huge “ahas” and offer creative, alternative ways of approaching age-old challenges. We hear the voice of wisdom, experience and authenticity in every segment.
It’s a terrific bargain. Far less costly (and in our view, often more effective) than typical couples therapy, the program lets you move at your own pace. Each session feels like a meaningful step forward, and the no-victims approach means no one comes away feeling “wrong.”
It’s an active, not passive, experience. Reflective and interactive exercises give you get a better understanding of why you and your partner handle situations the way you do, why certain patterned interactions lead to destructive arguments and distancing, and how you can do it differently.
The system is road-tested. The Hendricks created these tools and practices over decades as they helped clients and worked through their own relationship issues. Throughout the program, they share relevant examples from their own and past-clients’ experiences, imparting a lot of wisdom along the way.
It’s not just about “solving problems.” The program also guides you toward deepening your connections and taking your relationship to a deeper, more conscious and far more mutually satisfying level.
It’s flexible. You can do the work on your own or with a willing partner, and for the most part it doesn’t feel like “work.” The process is all about self-discovery, which makes it fascinating — and often fun!
How It Works
The Relationship Solution consists of two major programs — The Love and Intimacy Solution, for those already in a committed relationship, and The Singles Solution, for single and divorced people — both of which are delivered directly to your computer in the new EarthFriendly Edition format (MP3s and a downloadable journal/workbook).
Gay and Kathlyn recommend taking your time and working through the programs over the course of six weeks. To get the most out of the program, do it with your partner — if you have one and if he/she is willing (it does work even if only one person in the relationship uses it). Singles can also go through the Love and Intimacy Solution program once they’ve finished the Singles Solution.
Another option is Attracting Genuine Love, a 21-session multi-sensory online course created for single individuals who are looking to find and create real love with the love of their life. Led by Gay and Kathlyn, this course is self-paced so you can move through it in your own time.
Finally, for couples who want to delve deeper, there are the advanced Relationship Solution programs: the Money Solution, the Passion and Sexuality Solution and the Relationship Problem-Solver. Currently available in hard copy form as CD sets, these courses take a closer look at the most common relationship problem areas, and offer specialized tools and practices to help you overcome negative behaviors and manifest positive, productive ones.
For a limited time, Gay and Kathlyn are offering exclusive discounts for Experience Life readers on all of their programs:
The Relationship Solution, EarthFriendly Edition:
Get 35 percent off the entire program, which includes the Love and Intimacy Solution and The Singles Solution. Get it for just $63.05 (a $97 value). Visit www.therelationshipsolution.com and enter the coupon code EXPLIFE35 at checkout.
Attracting Genuine Love:
Get 35 percent off the 21-session online course, which includes interactive learning tools, a printable journal, a special report, and the go-to FAQ document. Get it for just $63.05 (a $97 value). Sign up online at www.attractinggenuinelove.com and enter the coupon code EXPLIFE35 at checkout.
The Advanced Relationship Solution programs:
Get 50 percent off the Money Solution, the Passion and Sexuality Solution, and the Relationship Problem-Solver (sold separately). Get each program for just $94.50, as well as FREE shipping and handling (a $189 value). Order online at www.earthfriendlypublishing.com/advanced-programs-relationship-solution.html and enter the coupon code EXPLIFE50 at checkout.